Mary Mirabal Art

"painting the colors of my soul"

Mary Mirabal Art features the abstract artwork of Tampa, FL based award winning artist, Mary Mirabal.

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Pinch Me, I think I'm Dreaming

Pinch Me, I think I'm Dreaming

Just a little over two years ago I found my true passion ....painting.  I'm a 50 something wife, grandmother and now artist.  I only began my artist journey a couple years ago after retiring from the corporate world.  With no prior art training I had this burning desire to paint and time to pursue my dream.  

With dozens of exhibitions and shows under my belt during the past year I now have my first of two solo shows coming up and I am so excited.  The first will be September 15, 2016 at The Bunker in Ybor City.  The second is at the historic Rialto Theatre in Tampa in January 2017.  

I have been busy selecting the paintings to exhibit for The Bunker show and getting them ready for hanging (i.e. making sure they're varnished, signed and wired for hanging).  I have to thank my husband for taking care of all the wiring duties.  He'll also be assisting me with hanging the first show.  He truly supports my art and I am so very grateful for that!

I am so excited with all the new products available through my Fine Art America shop.  In addition to the throw pillow, duvet covers, shower curtains and tote bags they now have fabulous beach towels, weekender bags, carry-all pouches and much more. Dozens of designs to choose from.  Here's just a sampling friends.  

If you'd like more information on any of these products, simply visit my Fine Art America shop by click here.  And, these items make wonderful gifts for friends and family!

I am so blessed to be able to paint every day and have such wonderful fans and collectors all over the country. Thank you so much for your support and encouragement as I continue my journey to "paint the colors of my soul".  I still feel like I am dreaming!!

Wishing you all the best my friends,  Mary

If you have an impulse to do something, and it’s not totally irresponsible, why not do it? It might be just the journey you’ve always needed.
— Timothy Hutton, actor

Celebrating Southwest Style

August is winding down and the festivities from Indian Market in Santa Fe have ended.  I thought this might be a wonderful time to share some of my Southwest inspired art with you.  If you've been following my website and blog, you know how much I love Santa Fe.  Many of my art pieces were inspired by the numerous trips to the area over the years.  

Canyon's Chorus, 12" x 9" acrylic on wrapped canvas

Canyon's Chorus, 12" x 9" acrylic on wrapped canvas

"Canyon's Chorus" was inspired by our 2014 trip to Santa Fe and the Northern New Mexico area.  I'm always taken back by the beauty of the canyons, especially in and around Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch, where Georgia O'Keeffe made her homes.  

Santa Fe Adobe, 12" x 12" acrylic on wrapped canvas

Santa Fe Adobe, 12" x 12" acrylic on wrapped canvas

The architecture in Santa Fe is simple, natural and romantic, unlike any other place I've visited. We stayed in a small, adobe styled "casita" during our visit.  Our one bedroom casita was perfection down to it's wood burning fireplace.  This painting was inspired by the beautiful adobe homes we passed on our daily walks in the Canyon Road area.

Turquoise Door, 12" x 12" on gallery wrapped canvas

Turquoise Door, 12" x 12" on gallery wrapped canvas

I am obsessed with the color turquoise, turquoise stones and Santa Fe.  Of course I had to paint an abstract with a turquoise door.  When I began this painting it was NOT with the intent of it being this subject.  But halfway through the process I saw a door forming and knew it was calling to be turquoise.

"Faith"  10" x 20" on gallery wrapped canvas

"Faith"  10" x 20" on gallery wrapped canvas

We enjoy collecting unique crosses from New Mexico, Mexico and Central America and have them displayed on our walls.  I was inspired to paint "Faith" after a friend had a painting party for her birthday and asked me to help instruct the painting session.  My friend wanted everyone to paint a cross.  I must say we all had a great time and the Holy Spirit was with me when I created this one. 

I hope you've enjoyed seeing a few of my southwest inspired paintings friends.  Not too bad coming from a Florida girl who yearns to live in Santa Fe.

Thank you for taking time to visit.  I love reading your posts and comments so please feel free to leave one.  And don't forget to tell your friends about me please.  Wishing you a wonderful weekend and week to come my friends.

Blessings, Mary

Like the grasses showing tender faces to each other,
thus should we do,
for this was the wish of the Grandfathers of the World.
— Black Elk

Specializing in abstract painting

Tampa, FL

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